FAQ/frequently asked questions.

The sugar-free Blackcurrant, Redcurrant and Blueberry varieties are guaranteed to be tooth-friendly. In a scientific test, they were found to be non-cariogenic and non-erosive. In addition, they were awarded the “Zahnmännli” (Happy Tooth) symbol by the Swiss “Aktion Zahnfreundlich” initiative that promotes healthy teeth.

No. Grether’s Pastilles are lactose-free.

No. Grether’s Pastilles do not contain preservatives. This applies to all varieties.

No. Grether’s Pastilles are gluten-free.

Grether’s Pastilles are generally safe to consume during pregnancy and breastfeeding and can be enjoyed without any problems. If you have any known allergies or intolerance to individual ingredients, you should avoid consuming them and consult a doctor for advice.

No. All varieties of Grether’s Pastilles contain a raw material from an animal source (edible gelatine).

There is no direct distribution. Under the retailer search, you can, however, find our partners (pharmacies and chemists’) that offer Grether’s Pastilles – online or in store.

No. Only select or high quality porcine material or sources are used to produce Grether’s Pastilles. There is, therefore, no risk of BSE.

If you are allergic to individual ingredients of Grether’s Pastilles, it is better to avoid consuming them – even if the ingredients are only present in small concentrations.

Apart from a laxative effect in the sugar-free varieties, there are no known side effects or interaction effects.

The sugar-free varieties of Grether’s Pastilles contain sugar substitutes that may have a laxative effect when consumed in excess. 

The handy Grether’s Pastilles box is made from tin and can be refilled and reused as often as required. Grether’s Pastilles are therefore also available in large bulk packs. The tins can generally be disposed of in special collection containers – the metal is collected either with aluminium packaging or separately in almost all Swiss municipalities and cities.

The refill bag is a composite plastic packaging and can be disposed of in normal household waste. Special plastic collection sacks are also sold in various regions. You can find more information about plastic collection sacks in Switzerland here:

As only high-quality, pure natural ingredients and fruit essences with a soothing effect are used in Grether’s Pastilles, the process of a new recipe going into production is very complex and lengthy. At the moment, the range of Grether’s Pastilles is complete. 

Grether’s Pastilles can also be consumed by children. 

How can we help you?

The tips provided here are intended as general advice and do not replace a visit to the doctor’s. If you have a very sore throat for more than three days or a sore throat and fever, we recommend going to the doctor’s.

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